How to DIY for the everyone

1. Start small

Pick a project that's inexpensive and smallish to build some confidence. Paint a wall. Repair sheetrock. Even if hardcore DIY jobs aren't your thing don't be scared just start it, and if you have any question ask her, DIY people are very helpful and sharing.

2. Take risks

Don't be scared to mess up. No biggie. You are learning new skill with every DIY project. Give yourself a little freedom and grace when things go wrong. You're new at this, and DIY is all about making mistakes. Most small mistakes are usually only visible to you.

3. Start with what you enjoy or what fits your skillset.

If you like working with electronics start small arduino project. If you've ever sewed, start with curtains.

4. Don't expect to know it all and solve all problems without small help.

Search enginens are your friends. If you can not find something we can always help you here, just post what you already did and what is not working.

5. If there is someone who can do this, there's no reason why we can't either.

Sometimes think that pros have some power, but they just have better tools. You can always rent the tools or ask someone on DIWU in your local city they might have it as well. Don't be shy

How to use the drill

  • Measure the width of the piece of wood you are drilling into, to make sure the drill bit is long enough.
  • Make sure you have the right type of bit, some bits are only wood or metal. There are different bits for drilling different types of holes, including the brad point bit, forstner bit, expansive bit, auger bit, multi-angle bit and flat wood bit.
  • Mark the spot where you want to drill the hole with a pencil.
  • Punch a small hole on the spot you marked, using a hammer and nail.
  • Start drilling at a low speed. Slowly increase the drill speed.
  • Keep drill straight try not to shake it too much, be careful if shakes too much it can break the bit.
  • If the drill has switch to make bit drill opposite way, stop drilling and switch direction.
  • Switch the drill off when the bit is completely out of the hole.